My name is Ralph!

Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Grand Rapids, Michigan - Ralph
Photo 1 - Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Grand Rapids, Michigan - Ralph
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Ralph's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Ralph's Story...
Hello there, my name is Ralph and I'm a 5 year-old Rat Terrier. My foster mom says I'm very handsome and a big lover boy. She says I'm a typical terrier too, which means I don't always listen, but cant help it because it's in my genes. She says I'm very smart and treat motivated. I do have anxiety, especially when someone goes away. I am scared of strangers when they come into the house and think they are a threat and bark. I am not a mean dog at all, in fact it is fear that makes me this way. I don't like noises out of the ordinary as they scare me. Once people are in the house I am very affectionate and love to cuddle. I get along very well with other dogs but not sure about cats or kids. I don't think I would do well around young kids who naturally are unpredictable. My mom says i would do best with someone who knows my breed and is willing to help change some behavior but also be willing accept my personality. A fenced in yard would be a must as I can tend to wander if left unattended. My mom says I'm a sweet and spicy but in a good way. She says my heart is big but I need to work on trusting. I have been treated for heartworms and am doing well so far. I am up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and neutered. My adoption fee is $200. Please apply at

Facts about Ralph

  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ralph, a Grand Rapids Rat Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rat Terrier for sale in Grand Rapids, or seeking a Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in Grand Rapids.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Grand Rapids already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Grand Rapids breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Rat Terrier breeders who help with Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Grand Rapids paves the way for another one to be saved.